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Ripley-8 (Sigourney Weaver)

Ripley 8


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This is the incarnation of Ripley seen in Alien: Resurrection, a movie released in 1997. It is an older, shorter profile with an emphasis on stats, since it wasn’t done long after the movie’s release.

For the original, human version of the character see our Ellen Ripley character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: N.A.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Lt. Ellen Ripley (“mother”).
  • Group Affiliation: “Freelance consultant” to Space Marines.
  • Base Of Operations: Space.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: Around 155lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark


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Powers and Abilities

Due to the mix of human and alien DNA, Ripley’s Eight clone:

She’s also a good soldier and a natural survivor… and surely the only expert in Aliens alive (more or less).


History

Ripley 8 was created on a corporate space station. She was part of an illegal corporate/military experiment to recreate the alien predators and use them as weapons. As her numeral indicates she was the eighth attempt at a working clone.

She was the first truly viable product of the original Ripley’s alien infected blood. As such, she was somehow used to create a new Alien queen. Because of her part-Alien nature, she paradoxically had the memories of the original Ripley (the aliens having an “ancestral memory” ability that let them learn from their predecessors and the hosts they implanted).

Alien Resurrection - Ron Perlman, Yaphet Kotto, Sigourney Weazver, Winona Ryder

Kept in confinement, she had nothing to do but exercise. That lasted until space pirates arrived at the station with a hijacked shipment of colonists. The latter were to be used as part of the Alien breeding program. As the Aliens inevitably escaped, Ripley teamed up with the pirates and an idealistic amateur crusader to destroy the Aliens and escape the station.

It seems likely that since she is the only surviving person who can pilot their ship, that she will go on to set herself up as a somewhat crooked merchant captain. But any time that there is another alien outbreak, you can expect Ripley 8 to turn up and do everything she can to destroy her children and cousins.


Description

Tall, muscular, stronger than any human being. Black short hair, dangerous eyes.

She wears the most comfortable clothes she can find, taking by “comfortable” whatever allows her to survive the better.


DC Universe History

Ripley probably would fit into the expanse of history between the 21st and 31st centuries, well before LSH. She may very well be physically unaging though.


Quotes

Johner : “So, I hear you, like, ran into these things before ? What did you do ?”
Ripley : “I died.”

Ripley : “There’s a monster in your chest. These guys hijacked your ship, and they sold your cryotube to this… human, and he put an alien inside of you. It’s a really nasty one. And in a few hours, it’s gonna burst its way through your rib cage, and you’re gonna die. Any questions ?”
Purvis : “Who are you ?”
Ripley : “I’m the monster’s mother.”

Ripley : “It’s a queen.”
Dr. Gediman : “How did you know that ?”
Ripley : “She’ll breed. You’ll die. Everyone in the company will die.”

Dr. Wren : “I think you’ll find that things have changed a great deal since your time.”
Ripley : “Oh, I doubt that.”


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Ripley 8

Dex: 07 Str: 07 Bod: 06 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 07 Wil: 09 Min: 08 Occupation: Survivor/Lieutenant
Inf: 08 Aur: 06 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 024 HP: 060

Powers:
Acid: 04, Directional Hearing: 02, Jumping: 02, Regeneration: 07, Systemic antidote: 05, Telepathy: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • For using Acid she must first suffer at least 1 RAP of damage, not recovered through Last Ditch. It then has Range of Touch and it’s Always On until damage is recovered (-2).
  • Telepathy is Receive Only (-2) and Only With Alien Queens (-2).

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Gadgetry (Identify Gadget)*: 07, Gadgetry (Build Gadget): 04, Martial Artist: 05, Military Science*: 07, Scientist (computers): 04, Thief: 05, Vehicles (Air, Space): 06, Weaponry*: 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Scholar (Aliens, Survival).

Connections:
The Corporation (Low) (former Weyland-Yutani).

Drawbacks:
Dark Secret (she’s half Alien), SIH (Aliens), MPI, Minor Rage.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Alien Resurrection movie.

Helper(s): Peter Piispanen (for his Ripley at Alien3 write-up), Sébastien Andrivet, David Johnston.

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